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March 14, 1984 |
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Dierkes attended the Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film / television production. There he joined the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU alongside future Derrick Comedy members Donald Glover and DC Pierson. During this time Dierkes began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and both of his comedy groups performed their regularly.
Dierkes is a former writer for ONN, the "television" branch of satirical newspaper The Onion. Additionally, Dierkes has appeared in such television shows as Parks and Recreation, Community, The Nighttime Clap, and Mad Men.
Dierkes starred alongside Jae Suh, James Atkinson, and formerly Danielle Pivetta in the Channel 101 web-series, Sex Teenagers, which premiered on March 26, 2011.
Dierkes hosts the comedy podcast "The Anytime Show" where he interviews different comedian friends each week.
Dierkes is a teetotaler since moving to Los Angeles.